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What’s on in the Arts   March April  2019 Some interesting stuff coming up in the world of theatre in the next few months. Sonya Kelly, creator of The Wheelchair on my Face, brings a light-hearted gaze at perceptions and possessions in Furniture. Told through the lives of six individuals, this fresh comedy looks at how the things we own shape our worldview and even ourselves. As she wryly notes, ‘Furniture is not sentimental. You can love it, but it won’t remember who you are’. See druid.ie Writer Eugene O’Brien – he of Eden and Pure Mule fame – has a…

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Theatre is everywhere this season with a variety of shows and performances to suit all tastes. Louise White is a theatre and performance maker who excels in designing exciting and alternative experiences for audiences. A title like, This is the Funeral of Your Life, is certainly guaranteed to get your attention. Three performers – a dancer, an actor and a mezzo soprano – create a playful environment that invites audiences to examine the possibilities around their own personal legacy including the fragility of life, families, humour and love; to play a game of imagination in a warm and supportive encounter…

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Too busy working to plan your retirement? Here’s an option that might suit. Head away for a weekend to Hotel Westport in Co. Mayo.  Treat yourself to a two-night stay and the chance to learn about and plan for your retirement. Hotel Westport is a family owned 4 Star Hotel perfectly positioned within the extensive grounds of Westport House in the heart of Westport Town. Retirement Planning weekends are open to couples and individuals looking to consider the changes that retirement can bring along with a clear plan for the next stage of living. Derek Bell, COO with the Retirement…

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What’s On in the Arts / Dec 2018 and Jan 2019 Crawford Gallery in Cork looks to its own as it celebrates the work of six contemporary local artists excelling in craft. The recent exhibition, Made in Cork: the Arts and Crafts Movement from the 1880s to the 1920s examined the Arts and Craft movement and its influence in Ireland.  Building on that knowledge, Earth, Wind, and Fire: Made in Cork Contemporary picks up on the theme. The new exhibition will demonstrate the nature and extent of the stimulating, exhilarating, and exciting work that is being made by Cork based artists in the…

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Marking Threshold’s 40th year, Chief Executive, John-Mark McCafferty, explores the fundamental meanings of home  I find it impossible to capture in words the terrifying and crushing feeling when someone receives a phone call, a letter or a legal document that tells them they are on the brink of losing their home. Can you imagine it? In that moment, most of the certainties in your life fall away. Our home provides lifesaving shelter, warmth and protection, but it is also the foundation for the rest of our lives too, for our children and families. It gives everything else meaning.  A home,…

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The hugely popular 50 Plus Expo, the Coast’s lifestyle event for its older people, is back at the four-star IPV Palace Hotel and Spa next to  Fuengirola Castle on the weekend of Saturday – November 17th and Sunday 18th. The event runs from 2pm until 7pm daily and is free admission So if you are in the area at that time why not come along! It’s ‘business as usual’ for the  free-admission show, which will include many of the features which have made this unique event so successful over the last decade as well as a number of new attractions.…

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Mairead Robinson extols the merits of taking a cookery class – at any age. Over the past few years there has been a huge increase in the number of cookery programmes on television – from celebrity chefs sharing their secrets to amateurs battling it out against the clock.  The Great British Bake-Off and Come Dine With Me are just two such programmes that are now replicated all over the world in several different languages.  And it seems that we are not all ‘arm-chair’ cooks ourselves, as cookery schools have been popping up all over the country and people of all…

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